Hacker demos new untethered iPhone jailbreak; should work on iPad

On his blog, iPhone hacker, George Hotz, who is also known as geohot, has posted a video on YouTube that's exciting jailbreakers worldwide. In the video, Hotz demos the new untethered iPhone OS 3.1.3 jailbreak for models containing Apple's latest bootrom. Current methods of jailbreaking requires newer versions of the devices to be tethered to a computer or special dongle in order to boot up. This solution has been sufficient for some users, but a nightmare for those who like to run down their battery or frequently reboot their devices.

This new jailbreak, which has yet to be released, is said to work with the iPhone 3GS, iPod touch 2G and 3G, and will most likely be compatible with the soon to be released iPad. Steve Jobs can't be in a good mood after seeing this news. Apple is almost sure to strike back with an even newer bootrom in their next generation iPhone.

According to his blog, Hotz doesn't plan to release the jailbreak anytime soon. It's possible that he's waiting for the iPad or next version of the iPhone OS to be released. The less Apple knows about the methods used by the jailbreak, the less time they have to stop it. Now we wait.

Below is Hotz's video demo:

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Current methods of jailbreaking requires newer versions of the devices to be tethered to a computer or special dongle in order to boot up..does nyone knws how to do this for week 49 iPhone with 3.1.3 and new bootrom ??

warunanc said,
Current methods of jailbreaking requires newer versions of the devices to be tethered to a computer or special dongle in order to boot up..does nyone knws how to do this for week 49 iPhone with 3.1.3 and new bootrom ??

Google.

No help with how to actually JB here!

chrispinto said,
Does anyone else think that video has the most legendary soundtrack

Incredibly immature music. The mute couldn't happen fast enough.

schwit said,

Incredibly immature music. The mute couldn't happen fast enough.

I think thats entirely the point...

When i say legendary, i mean in terms of fitting in with exactly what most of us all perceive George to be...

Dont worry, Apple will patch it or ban your accounts for using a jailbroken phone. I like not having to deal with this on my Android.

techbeck said,
Dont worry, Apple will patch it or ban your accounts for using a jailbroken phone. I like not having to deal with this on my Android.

They've only been banning the actual crackers (and that story quickly died down, wasn't there only 2 people who had the issue?). People like geohot who do the hardcore tinkering in order to find these exploits are the most likely to be "banned". However, there's hundreds of thousands of users still happily jailbreaked and have never had a problem if they read the instructions when new firmware is released - I'm one of them.

zerokool316 said,
has anybody noticed that his headphone jack is at the bottom of the iphone? near the home button

It's an iPod Touch.

ivan300 said,
free apps from the appstore

The number one reason it isn't allowed.

It's okay sticking it to the man, as long as you're not that man, right?

pickypg said,

The number one reason it isn't allowed.

It's okay sticking it to the man, as long as you're not that man, right?


He MIGHT have ment apps that have not been approved by Apple.

ivan300 said,
"is it really worth the hassle?"

Hell yes, multitasking, unrestricted apps, free apps from the appstore etc

"Multitasking is SO WinMo 6.5" --Microsoft

This all reminds me of the days when you could reprogram your sattellite card to recieve every channel. After a while it seemed you had to reprogram it every other day just to stay ahead.
If you have to contsantly jailbreak your phone, is it really worth the hassle?

speedstr3789 said,
This all reminds me of the days when you could reprogram your sattellite card to recieve every channel. After a while it seemed you had to reprogram it every other day just to stay ahead.
If you have to contsantly jailbreak your phone, is it really worth the hassle?
is isn't worth it for minor updates such as 3.1.3, but for a major update like 3.2 or even 4.0 it would be worth it

Sigh, no not at all like that. I never had trouble, it's just troubles with the 3GS models that when you restore, if you don't have your hashes backed up, then your SOL. My brother had his iPhone 3GS jailbroken, until apparently his iTunes killed it when he synced and his iPhone wouldn't start, so he couldn't jailbreak again because 3.1.2 was no longer being signed. And he didn't backup hashes...

I have a perfectly jailbroken iPhone 3G with no problems at all.

Monrow said,
I heared the screems coming from Steve's office...

Sent from my jailbreaked iPad? haha

I don't think Apple be too concerned, it seems a game almost, I would imagine they make it difficult for the jailbreakers but in the end jailbreaking gives more benefit then completely killing it

Yeah I really like overpriced crippled gimmick devices, as long as they look sleek and make me feel mainstream.

Edited by Osirus23, Mar 27 2010, 12:23am :

SH3K0 said,
Me want iPad :'(

hah, its a lose-lose situation for Apple... release their new phones, and it be jailbroken in a way they dont know...
but if they dont release a new phone, well then the paranoia has gotten to them!

suppose thats inevitable for all technological devices... but it has to hurt extra being such a juicy target as the iphone OS...

Edited by carmatic, Mar 27 2010, 2:50pm :